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Cacique Caribe16 Apr 2018 10:27 p.m. PST

I can't tell.

If you were a space cop, and you just now showed up at the scene, what do you think happened?

PS. Honestly, what I really want to know is who the artist was. :)


roving bandit17 Apr 2018 4:27 a.m. PST

Well it doesn't matter who is at fault really, insurance says your at least 20% responsible just for being there.

I am guessing that the rocket was in the saucer's blind spot.

roving bandit17 Apr 2018 4:29 a.m. PST

Johannes Herbert (Johnny) Bruck (born March 22, 1921, October 6, 1995)

bobspruster17 Apr 2018 5:08 a.m. PST

The jet is at fault for tail gating.

jefritrout Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 5:53 a.m. PST

From that picture, it looks like the jet was struck from behind. I'm guessing that the saucer (with all of it's vision portals on the upper deck) did not notice the jet at a lower altitude and thus struck the jet.

Vigilant17 Apr 2018 5:55 a.m. PST

According to my police friends, if in doubt look for the Audi.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 6:41 a.m. PST

I'll be the guy in the rocketship has the crappy insurance with the Mr. Magoo General that tools around with the penguin in the convertible.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 6:57 a.m. PST

The saucer may have struck the jet from behind, but the relative position of the two craft does not make sense absent other information. Due to conflicting witness statements and lack of physical evidence, I was unable to determine fault, so I had the pilots exchange information and instructed them to contact their respective insurance company. The occupants of vehicle #1 (saucer) denied injury. The occupant of vehicle #2 (jet) said that he "would be alright" and signed a medical refusal form. Both vehicle sustained functional and disabling damage; two rotation wreckers were requested.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Apr 2018 7:17 a.m. PST

I hope there are "open carry" laws there…..

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 7:53 a.m. PST
Stryderg17 Apr 2018 9:11 a.m. PST

Trunk Monkeys are awesome!
I want to know who is going to get those vehicles out of there and then smooth over the holes they put in some poor guys lawn.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 10:02 a.m. PST

I think that jet cut in front of the saucer but underestimated its speed, and got rear-ended as a result.

Under space navigation rules, they're probably both at fault.

The saucer was probably spying on the planet, and the jet was from the planet's defense forces, trying to intimidate the saucer. In that case, fault is irrelevant. The owners of the saucer will have to issue a public apology for flying to close to the jet. During the negotiations over the terms of the apology, the planet's defense forces will do as much research as they can on the secret surveillance gear aboard the saucer.

Zephyr117 Apr 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

Saucer's at fault. It hit the jet while trying to parallel park…

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 1:43 p.m. PST

Teenagers. With the cops, it's always teenagers.




… or chibi necrons.

Russ Lockwood17 Apr 2018 3:24 p.m. PST

And what sort of Acme ejection system did the jet have?

Cacique Caribe17 Apr 2018 4:52 p.m. PST

Finally released to the public.



Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 5:02 p.m. PST

Oh, come on! Everyone knows the Moon landing is fake!

Walking Sailor17 Apr 2018 7:47 p.m. PST

The jet's wing is pushed up indicating that it was probably hit from below. The fact that the damage is on the trailing edge indicates that the saucer was going faster than the jet. The saucer was overtaking the jet. The saucer is the burdened vessel and is required to stand clear of the jet as it passes the jet.
The saucer was probably in the jet's blind spot at 6 o'clock low. The poor jet jockey probably never knew what hit him.
Why everybody knows them saucer boys got no respect for the law (of Newtonian Physics). Flyin' erratically. 'aughta' jes' throw the book at 'em. Show them saucer boys they cain't come around our planet disturbin' the peace. No suh. Jes' throw the book at 'em, you' 'onna. We don't want they kind arroun' he-ah.

Dezmond18 Apr 2018 1:06 a.m. PST

Best thread.

Legion 418 Apr 2018 6:22 a.m. PST

You know … if these Aliens are so frakk'n high-tech … you'd think they'd have a better pilot training program/system ? huh? Or some kind of Auto-Avoid or AI/Autopilot, etc., Tech …

We humans even have auto breaking on some cars right now. evil grin And even back up cameras !

The "legendary" Bob Lazar said at Area 51 the US has @ 9 alien UFOs/spacecraft in a bunker(s). All of them crashed on Earth. Ala Roswell, in '47.

Or even if we shot some down, these higher tech ETs should be able to avoid or intercept our lower tech weapons systems. You'd think ? Of course ol' Bob could be lying ? huh?

Or the gov't is covering all this sort of thing up ? tinfoilhat

Or both ? huh?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 6:51 a.m. PST

The saucer was overtaking the jet. The saucer is the burdened vessel and is required to stand clear of the jet as it passes the jet.

That depends on whether or not the Space Rules of the Road follow the Earth Maritime International Regulations for Preventing Collisions or European driving rules of the road.

Mobius18 Apr 2018 7:55 a.m. PST

Just proof that the AI hasn't advanced to the autonomous flying saucer stage yet. And that is why they are always crashing near Roswell.

Volleyfire18 Apr 2018 8:49 a.m. PST

The guy in the foreground just knows he's going to get a phone call now about the "accident you had in the last 2 years".

Legion 418 Apr 2018 2:32 p.m. PST

Regardless with the accident/incident pictured … someone's insurance rates are going to go up ! huh?

Cacique Caribe18 Apr 2018 3:27 p.m. PST

Roving Bandit

I almost forgot to thank you for identifying the artist!

Johnny Bruck seems to have been extremely prolific with his SF cover art.



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